The Financial Crime Unit of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division has charged a Halifax man in connection to numerous reports of counterfeit American bills being used in local businesses in our area.
Shortly after 11 a.m. on March 28, investigators conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle in the 600 block of St. Margaret’s Bay Road. The male occupant of the vehicle was arrested at the scene without incident and held in police custody overnight.
Twenty-six-year-old Jordan James Hirtle of Halifax, has been charged with five counts of possession of counterfeit money and five counts of using counterfeit money in relation to the following cases, which were previously released:
* February 24: Police retrieved five counterfeit $20 American bills from a pharmacy in Halifax that had been used to pay for a purchase on the evening of February 23.
* March 8: Police received a report from a financial institution in Dartmouth that they had received seven counterfeit $20 American bills.
* March 15: Police retrieved counterfeit American bills from a gas station in Halifax that had been used to pay for a purchase.
* March 16: Police received a report from a Fall River business that a man purchased two prepaid credit cards by using counterfeit $20 American bills on March 13.
* March 20: Police received a report from a Tantallon business that a man had made a transaction at the business using ten counterfeit $20 American bills on March 8.
Hirtle will appear in Halifax Provincial Court today and the investigation into the remaining three cases is ongoing.
Source: Media Release